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Syllabus of the Subject: Arab League. Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

  1. Introduction to the Arab League
    1. The Arab World;
    2. The MENA region (Middle East and North Africa).
  2. Economy of the Arab region;
  3. International trade of the Arab Countries;
  4. Greater Arab Free-Trade Area (GAFTA);
  5. Relationships between the League of Arab States and other regional economic organizations;
  6. Afro-Arab Cooperation;
  7. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA);
  8. Case Study:
    1. Orascom Telecom;
    2. Etisalat.
  9. Arab Development Funds.

The objectives of the subject “Arab League” are the following:

  1. To understand the aims, functions, and the affiliated institutions of the Arab League;
  2. To know the economic profile of the MENA region;
  3. To assess the benefits for the member countries and the areas of cooperation of the Arab League;
  4. To know the Greater Arab Free-Trade Area.

Greater Arab Free-Trade Area GAFTA: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates

Islamic Organizations. Arab League. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

The Subject “League of Arab States” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Courses: Islam & Business.

Islam and Global Business. Islamic Economic Areas. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Masters (MIB): International Business, Foreign Trade, Religions & Business.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Doctorate (DIB): Islamic Business, World Trade, Ethics, Religion & Business.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Doctorate and Masters in International Business adapted to the Middle East Students

Online Arab Student, Master International Business

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English or Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Liga Árabe Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Ligue Arabe Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese OIC.

  1. Credits of the Subject “Arab League”: 1 ECTS Credits;
  2. Duration: one week.

Trade and Business in the Middle East. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

League of Arab States

The Arab League, or the League of Arab States, is a regional organization of the Arab States in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa).

  1. The League of Arab States was formed in 1945 in Cairo (Egypt) with six members: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Syria;
  2. Yemen joined the League of Arab States in 1945.

Today, the Arab League has twenty-two members: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

  1. The Observer States of the Arab League are Armenia, Eritrea, Brazil, Venezuela, and India.

The League of Arab States is implicated in political, economic, cultural, and social programs intended to promote the interests of the Arab member economies.

  1. The League of Arab States is rich in resources, with a large petrol and natural gas resources;
  2. The Arab League also has great fertile lands (Sudan, the food basket of the Arab world).

The Arab world is a rich compound of many and different influences.

  1. Various ethnic, linguistic and religious groups live in the Arab region;
  2. Arabic language and Islam stand for its main cultural characteristics;
  3. Arab people, spread over a huge area, benefit from common history links;
  4. Arabs (21 countries) consider being part of one nation (Ummah);
  5. Arab people are united through their participation in the League of Arab States;
  6. Agriculture is the main economic activity. The largest food crops are wheat, barley, rice, maize, and millet; mainly consumed within the Arab region, while cotton, sugarcane, sugar beets and sesame are exported as cash crops;
  7. Only some Arab Countries have petroleum and natural gas resources;
  8. Other natural resources in the Arab Countries are iron-ore, lead, phosphate, timber, and manganese;
  9. Saudi Arabia is the largest economy in the Arab world;
  10. Qatar is the richest developing country in the World (Gross domestic product per capita).

The Arab people use Arabic language. Farsi, the language of Iran, and Urdu, the language of Pakistan and some parts of India, are written in Arabic script. The influence of Arabic language has been most important in the Islamic Countries. Arabic influence on other languages: Sindhi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Berber, Kurdish, Pashto, Persian, Swahili, Urdu, Hindustani, Turkish, Cypriot Greek, Malay, Rohingya, Bengali, Tagalog (the Philippines) or Indonesian.

The Arab League belongs to:

  1. Islamic Civilization;
  2. African Civilization.

MENA region (Middle East and North Africa)

  1. Middle East: Bahrain, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Palestine (Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip and West Bank), Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Yemen;
  2. North African Countries: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia.

The MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) has huge petroleum and natural gas reserves that make it an essential source of global economic stability. The MENA region has 70% of the petroleum reserve and 46% of the natural gas reserves in the World.

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